Lecture: Governance challenges as risk for agricultural development


  • DATE / TIME:
    2012•02•29    15:00 - 16:30

    Risk and uncertainty lecture: “Governance challenges as risk for agricultural development” 

    The next Risk and Uncertainty lecture will feature Prof. Regina Birner, Chair of Social and Institutional Change in Agricultural Development at the University of Hohenheim (Germany). The lecture takes place on Wednesday, 29 February, from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. at the Center for Development Research (ZEF).

    Chair: Joachim von Braun, ZEF-Director

    Discussant: Fabrice Renaud, UNU-EHS

    In this seminar series, we address opportunities, risks and uncertainties for development. Uncertainty (i.e., the unknown unknowns) is a particular challenge. Risk and uncertainty have become a focal topic among development researchers, policymakers and practitioners as, worldwide, economy and ecology have been assailed by a series of global crises: a financial crisis, high and volatile food and oil prices, and/or climate change. These crises present threats to development and to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Understanding, mitigating and controlling risk and uncertainty is far from being understood. The seminar series provides a forum for agenda-setting and discussion on related themes with leading experts in this field of research and policy.

    The lecture series is coorganized by ZEF and UNU in Bonn.

    For more information, please see  the event announcement on the UNU-EHS website.